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One day old and nearly 6 feet tall: Como Zoo welcomes new baby giraffe

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The currently unnamed baby giraffe
The currently unnamed baby giraffe was welcomed by the Como Zoo Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018.
Photo by Jill Erzar courtesy of Como Zoo
The currently unnamed baby giraffe stands with its mother, Daisy.
The currently unnamed baby giraffe stands with its mother, Daisy at the Como Zoo Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018.
Photo by Jill Erzar courtesy of Como Zoo

It's a girl! And a big one at that. 

St. Paul's Como Zoo welcomed a 5-feet-8-inch tall, 120-pound baby giraffe on Tuesday, Oct. 2.

The newest member of the herd is the eighth born to mother Daisy and the sixth for its father, Skeeter. The giraffe birth marks the 22nd at the zoo in the past 24 years, according to a press release from the zoo.

The still unnamed baby joins her herd, which includes its mother, father, and another adult giraffe, Clover.

Already the size of many human adults, baby giraffes usually grow to over 12 feet tall in their first two years of life, with some reaching 18 feet tall (necks included).

Giraffes are the world's tallest land mammals, but that's not the only thing that makes them unique. Their spots are different for every individual giraffe — kind of like human fingerprints, according to the zoo.

Daisy and baby still need some time to bond, so the public won't see the baby until sometime next week.

By that time, the zoo said it hopes, they will be close to naming her.